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King and Pawn Endgame Basics

Essential Knowledge about Endgames


OTB Game Analysis 16

An exciting King's Indian game


Unlocking your hidden Chess Potential

Book Review Hidden Potential


OTB Tournament Report 6

Interesting games and a disappointing result


OTB Game Analysis 15

Round 3 against a 1880


LoneWolf S31 Rounds 10-11

The final two rounds of the tournament


LoneWolf S31 Rounds 6-9

Interesting games against strong opposition


November Training Plan Update

Some setbacks


The Dangers of Playing well

How overconfidence leads to terrible blunders


LoneWolf S31 Rounds 3-5

Some painful setbacks


OTB Game Analysis 14

Round 3 against a 1830


October Training Plan Update

Reflecting on the first month of my training plan


Training Week 4


Training Week 3


LoneWolf S31 Rounds 1-2

A promising start to the new season


Training Week 2


Training Week 1


OTB Game Analysis 13

Round 2 against a 1850


Training Week 0


OTB Game Analysis 12

Round 1 against a 1300


Tournament Report 5

A good tournament with a disappointing end


OTB Game Analysis 11

Converting an extra exchange out of the opening


OTB Game Analysis 10

Converting an extra pawn out of the opening


OTB Game Analysis 9

Converting an Opening Advantage


Comparing the Sharpness of Openings

Evaluating Sharpness Part 2

Endgame Study 13

G. Zakhodyakin, 1931


Evaluating sharpness with Leela’s WDL

Can LC0 tell you how sharp a position is?


Endgame Study 12

A. Trotsky, 1924


Lichess 4545 S33 Review - Part 3

Rounds 7-8


Endgame Study 11

G. Kasparyan, 1955


Lichess 4545 S33 Review - Part 2

Rounds 5-6


OTB Game Analysis 8

Playing with more risk


Endgame Study 10

H. Faheni, 1922

Lichess 4545 S33 Review - Part 1

Rounds 1-4


Endgame Study 9

Enrico Paoli, 1949


Endgame Study 8

Alexey Troitzky, 1911


OTB Game Analysis 7

Missing the right plan


Endgame Study 7

Alexey Troitzky, 1896


Endgame Study 5

Ilham Aliev, 2008


OTB Tournament Report 4

My best OTB tournament so far


OTB Game Analysis 6

Another lucky victory


Endgame Study 4

Frederick Lazard, 1948


OTB Game Analysis 5

More luck than skill


Endgame Study 3

Otto Blathy, 1962


Endgame Study 2

Revaz Tavariani, 1970


OTB Game Analysis 4

Losing the thread of the game


OTB Tournament Report

Winning my second OTB tournament


OTB Game Analysis

Seeing ghosts


A beautiful Endgame Study


OTB Game Analysis 2

The worst OTB game of my life (so far)


Weekly Puzzles 6

Tactics from a young Carlsen - 1


OTB Game Analysis 1

Messing up a good position


Weekly Puzzles 5


Weekly Puzzles 4

One Move Puzzles


OTB Tournament Report

Bouncing back from a difficult start


Weekly Puzzles 3


Weekly Puzzles 2


Weekly Puzzles 1


Simple Rook Endgame Studies

Improve your calculation by solving studies


Understanding Engines - Part 1

Getting familiar with the engines you use


Schematic Thinking - Endgames 1

An important thinking technique in endings


My thoughts on openings

How I approach the first part of the game


My First OTB Tournament

A report about the first OTB tournament of my life


My #100daysofchess

How I spent 100 days on chess study


Book Review: Bent Larsen's Best Games

A very inspiring game collection by a creative chess player


Composed Mating Problems

What they are and why I think that they are extremely helpful for chess improvement


How to Improve without Studying (more) Chess

You need more than chess knowledge in a practical game


Concentration

How to keep your attention on the chess board


How to Analyse Your Games

A guide to learn a crucial chess skill